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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

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What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Worth repeating: the processes are more important than the content!

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Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project

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“David Grant, who guides the Portland school’s technology integration and curriculum development, has put together a six-step rubric for designing a project.”

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Worth reading the comments from experienced teachers.  Interesting to note that –

Tech learning was ‘scaffolded out’ so students weren’t learning the technology at the same time they were creating their individual final products and the CD-ROM.

See on www.edutopia.org

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Cybersafety – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility!

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Teaching about cybersafety is the responsibility of every teacher.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

We all need to take this information on-board for personal and professional purposes.

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Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group

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Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Well said in conclusion: "Librarians who adopt these (listed) skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are."  That’s certainly what we all need to do!

 

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Basics of on-line citizenship.

Wow, I’ve finally made a PowerPoint presentation I’m pleased with and uploaded it to SlideShare and now I am embedding it back into my blog!  It’s been a bit of a process – using the software, finding the appropriate images, accurate attribution and acceptable layout for eye-catching publication.  Designed for use with primary students & young adults to consider content and publishing features.

This is such an important aspect of the teacher librarian’s role – to get these ‘safety on-line’ ideas and habits understood happening with all students and teachers.

This is an example of how an ePortfolio can be used as a repository of the artefacts of one’s learning and skill building.  The collecting of ideas and reflections on that development form part of the evaluation process in the learning cycle.  Next I’d like the image to cover the slide and the text to be superimposed.

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A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint

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Have you ever Googled yourself ? Have you ever checked your virtual identity? Do you know that you leave a digital footprint every time you get online? Do you know that whatever you do online is accumulated into a digital dossier traceable by others ? These and several other similar questions are but the emerging tip of the sinking iceberg.One that is packed full of concerns related to issues of our online identity and privacy issues.

 

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Some good teaching ideas and short video to use as discussion starters!

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Curation as learning in information literacy ~ libfocus – Irish library blog

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RT @MMichelleMoore: Curation as learning in information literacy ~ libfocus – Irish library blog: http://t.co/lNUKYu4lRb

Carey Leahy‘s insight:

Site explains well how curating information is a valuable ‘filtering’ infoLit skill!

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